LABELS - LETTER TO A FRIEND

DO YOU LOVE GREY?

LETTER TO A FRIEND




What else will I do?


What next will I say?


That’s all he could speak


Watching me with eyes brimmed


Òdo! Olójú ja. Shíọ̀





Giving up and giving in


Gave up at the edge of winning


I have reached my limit -


No longer can he strive


̀lẹ, ọmọ àle. Mā l, mi ò e ọ̀rẹ́ mọ́.





Tip of the iceberg they saw


Thought life is meant to be rosy?


No pain no gain such is life


Useless, they are they cannot even bear


Kúrọ̀ l’ẹ̀gbẹ́ mi, ō ti ẹ̀ ní ìfaradà díẹ̀





Climbing the rocky mountain


Crossing the drippy valley


For the love of sunshine and promise


Hold on at the premise of difficulty


Ọ̀rẹ́ mi pinnu láti b’orí oun gbogbo





If you waver on the days of sickness


If you give in the days of cruelty


If you snot and fear during evil


Living life hard and strong makes you live long


Ọ̀rẹ́ máae bẹ̀rù; alágbára ló n ṣẹ́gun ayé





Life isn’t for the weak and simple


Its strife and hustling all day long


If you think you can’t win, then you lost


For your heart is weak on days of adversity


A á fi ọ́ e yẹ̀yẹ́: ol’óríre l’ayé mọ̀





Live hard, strong, face odds, overcome all


You live longer and happier, death is fake


Strive hard, do not be cruel to others


What you sow you reap, even when you strive with ease


Má gbàgbè pé asán l’ayé; fẹ́ràn ẹnìkejì r



Olanrewaju Oluwatosin Racheal pen name 'Tosraheal' is an avid reader and a budding young writer, she loves art and likes to dabble in different creative works. 
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